Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yeah- We Sold That. The Second Edition

On this second edition of "Yeah- We Sold That" we have some pretty cool shit- we sold a freakin' DINOSAUR, people!


Between 65-67 Million BC, discovered in 2004, North Dakota, USA.

Estimate: On Request
Sold for: 592,000 Euro

A hot pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's, 1961

Estimate: $20,000- 30,000

Sold for: $192,000

A Huntley & Palmers biscuit from the stores of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1908-1909, Cape Royds, lat. 77°33'S, long. 166°07'E

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Sold for: Well... A gentleman called up on the day of the sale to find out how much the biscuit had sold for because he worked for Huntley & Palmers and would be writing an article on how a "biscuit for god's sakes!" could sell at Chritie's! He even promised to send us a tin full so we could all rejoice together at the sale of one silly biscuit at Christie's!! So when I told him that it didn't sell- "what?? did not sell?" he was expectantly disappointed... and we never did get that tin full of biscuits.


LoooooooLOOOlooloolooloo loooooooo loooo (although that's probably the wrong theme song...)

Estimate: $25,000-35,000

Sold for: $576,000

Monday, April 28, 2008

Cheescake Pops

I'm pretty sure that I joined the Daring Baker's to enjoy myself, so I can't figure out why I keep postponing the monthly challenge until the DAY ITS DUE! It's like being back in college again. And since I don't have Internet at my flat, I always have to submit my completed project a day late- which would SO not fly with my former college student self.

This month's challenge was a lot of fun once I got over the hurdle of actually baking... Other people left comments about how the 35-45 minute baking time was waaaay off and that they ended up having to freeze the pops to keep their shape since the cake never completely baked through. And with my ludicrously small freezer, I was having none of that- these suckers (har har) would be baked all the way through and would not need the aid of my mini freezer which can really only contain 2 small ice cube trays, a bag of frozen corn, a pint of Haagen Dazs or a mango (Look mom! a healthy alternative!) and my trusty bottle of Limoncello. Oh and when I'm lucky- a sleeve of Thin Mints sent from the States.
Part of cooking in a rented flat is learning to use what has been left behind- I've been left this purple bowl which is my mixing bowl, salad bowl, serving bowl and any other bowl that needs to hold more than 8 oz at one time.... As you can see from exhibit A, this bowl isn't curved at the bottom- so whenever I have to use an electric mixer, the sugar and flour is lost at the bottom. This was not the correct bowl to mix 5 packs of cream cheese with 5 eggs, flour, sugar and vanilla and expect a smooth batter. Regardless- Although I had some major doubt about how these would turn out considering the tools at my disposal, the pops turned out wonderfully and literally stopped my co-workers in their tracks when they saw me walking around the office with a Tupperware full.
So the easy version of this delicious recipe goes something like this:

Step 1: Mix up a cheesecake batter (with you cream cheese at room temperature....lets not forget that one)
exhibit A

Step 2: Bake the cheesecake in a 10 inch cake pan placed in a roasting pan filled with boiling water

This interpretation failed

The remedy: Smaller receptacles and more time... I REFUSE to have uncooked cheesecake pops!

Step 4: Let it cool and then refrigerate

Step 5: Roll the chilled cheesecake into 2 inch balls and stick a lollipop stick into each one.

Step 6: Freeze em

it's truly miraculous

Step 7: Coat your frozen cheescake balls in some melted chocolate and any other goodies- In this case milk chocolate with coconut and white chocolate with sprinkles (or their better name her in the Uk: Hundreds and Thousands)

Step 8: Stick em back in the fridge to settle and enjoy

Thursday, April 24, 2008

We're a Judgmental Family- at least when it comes to food and movies

So I haven't posted a recipe on here in a while... and that might possibly be because all my family and friends who were going to come see me here, all decided to visit within mere days of each other turning my flat into a veritable hostel. Mind you, the most hospitable hostel one could imagine, but you just happened to be sleeping on my kitchen floor.

My mom came to visit for 2 weeks during which we cooked ALOT. Living in China means that not only does she have to survive sans salt or dairy (NO CHEESE PEOPLE!) she is also without an oven. I've told her she should master the art of "steamed baking". Understandably, all she wanted to cook while she was here was something that would require the oven. We made Poached Eggs on Brioche (which I'll post about later), a Sachertorte (and I'm sure I'll one day post that as well) but most importantly, the all mighty pizza.

Because they don't have Dominoes Pizza in France, we used to make our own pizza from scratch every Wednesday night- so it's a serious family affair. Each person had to roll out (or spread) their dough into a small cookie sheet and then carefully choose which toppings to use. As we were tweens at the time, my brother and I had to exercise great caution in the number of different toppings we used as too many would lead to a soggy pizza and not self respecting 12 year old would use too few. If we were really lucky, and our dad had just gotten back from a trip to the States, we might even have some pepperoni- which to my brother, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, was the most important component in any pizza.

We would have friends over on these special Wednesday nights and judge them based entirely on their pizza creations (and if they liked the movie Spaceballs). When someone split theirs in half and used different ingredients on each side- we were blown away and immediately accepted them into the family. Oddly enough I can't recall who that was, or if it was my friend or my brother's.... The pizza I'm going to share with you today is just as mind boggling because it doesn't really seem fancy but it's absolutely delicious. Plus you feel like you're getting a good helping of veggies!

Sundried Tomato and Broccoli Chicken Pizza I think this is orginally based on Rachel Ray.
All these measurements are guidelines- you may need to add a LOT more. I like my pizza practically bursting with toppings. If you are worried about a soggy crust, you can pre-cook your crust for about 7 minutes, then add your toppings and stick the thing back in the oven to heat everything up.
  • Pizza Dough (we used a recipe from cooking light- I'll have to get back to you on that)
  • 2 Tblsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Cloves of chopped Garlic
  • 1 Head of Broccoli
  • 1 Tub of Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup of grated Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Heat a saucepan filled with enough water to boil the broccoli
Heat a frying pan with the olive oil. Add the chicken breast and cook through- About 3 minutes on each side. Add chopped garlic about 4 minutes in so it won't burn.
Meanwhile, wash and chop your broccoli into little florets
Once the water in the saucepan is boilling, add the broccoli and boil until *just* cooked through. Should be bright green, tender and take about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.
Once the chicken is cooked through remove and reserve to shred once cool enough.
Roll your dough out (or if you're like me- grab your cookie sheet, drizzle one glug of olive oil into the middle and use your dough to spread it around the pan. Than flatten out your dough, beating it with a sort of karate chop until you've spread it right to the edges of the pan. Then finish your base off by making a little lip , aka: crust, all the way around so all the deliciousness doens't fall off). Add your marscarpone cheese with a spoon and spread evenly to reach the edges. Sprinkle on your shredded chicken with the garlic. Add the broccoli and then the sundried tomatoes (never forgetting them edges!). At this point I sometimes like to add just a little drizzle of the olive oil from the Sundried tomatoes. Finish it all off with a nice shower of the Mozzarella.
Cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until you can smell it (as my mother reminded us every Wednesday night when we asked "is it doooooone yeeeeet?")

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Sweet Spot of Goget's Life

My dad might as well work on Mars. He in fact works on a small island off the southern coast of China called Hainan. I know this probably doens't belong on here, but this article made laugh harder and smile more broadly than anything else lately and I just need to make sure it isn't relagted to my archives>personal>family folder and completely forgotten. So I share with you an article written for a Koren Golfing Magazine about my dear Father- translated from the original article posted below (and no, I didn't translate it and it's bloody brilliant as is):

The Sweet Spot of Goget’s Life

Being as the GM of the world class hotel the Ritz-Carlton, having a wife of love at the first sight and willing to taking care of the family by give up her own career and two excellent children; Having experienced golfing in over 10 different countries, including challenging the Pebble Beach Golf Club, St. Andrews and some other
popular places for golfing; having experienced the pleasure of hole-in-one. Michel L.
Goget always says that those (career, family, golfing) are everything of his life.

At the end of the 2007, Michel L. Goget made his son who’s studying in Washington and his daughter who’s working in London came to Sanya, a family of four had an unforgettable Christmas here and it was his first Christmas in China. They spent a great time on exploring Hainan in addition to enjoying the reunion happiness and the peaceful Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, he didn’t forget the “Golf Contest between a dad and a son”

He appreciates the time of being with his family because of the often movements for work and the busy work of hotel business. Especially after his appointment of the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Sanya, work has been occupied every part of his life. As the general manager, there are stacks of work to do for the opening of a new hotel. “Work, work, work…” that is how he describes his life lately.

However, he will still squeeze some time out to spend with his wife, “I would be very busy until the new hotel opens, my wife is still a bit not used to it as we’ve just got here in China for a short time only, and our kids are not around too, so, I would spend more time to be with her out from work.” As for golfing, he said that is not possible for once a week, “as you know, it is hard to balance golfing, work and family, and right now it’s the special time too, I can only golf at those clubs near by for satisfying the
pleasure from golfing, I think it would be better when the hotel opens, as I will have some vacations by then, there are so many fantastic golf clubs in China and I will never miss it.”

Before he has been appointed as the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Sanya, he had never ever been to China before, and it is even his first time to Asia. He’s just happened to know there are so many golf clubs here in China until he got here. Therefore, he drew up himself a goal for the 2008 which is a list, on that list there are names as: Mission Hills, Spring City, and Jade Dargon Snow Mountain…

Most of the people got into golf because of their friends, business, the sudden interest or being attracted to the huge area of the beautiful lawn. Goget’s golf history started exactly as the typical example of the sudden interest, it’s just his son played the role of an accelerator when linking them up together throughout over the past ten years.

It was in the 1994, the whole family was on vacation in Paris. The younger son was so engaging into the golf game than fairy tale world of Disney, But the first golfing experience was really not good except being enjoyed a little from the fresh air and the spectacular scenery, the rest was full of mess. There are countless rules and incomprehensible strategies and balls couldn’t be swung out, anyways, to him the first impression of golfing was really a game full with “troubles”.

The first golfing experience didn’t leave him with a good impression, but what really made him fell into golf was his new job after that. He was employed by DOLCE hotel
group and was sent to the Hotel Dolce Fregate a golf hotel in Provence the south
France for work, “it was a beach resort with having a 27-hole golf club which is
very popular in Provence. The blue ocean, the steep cliff, the wild sea wind, the green lawn, that was my first time so impressed by that kind of beautiful club.” Then, he started go golfing almost out of control, at that time, he had to go and played the 18-hole once he had the chance, whenever it was possible he would go 3 to 4 times a week. “That was the time I was so crazy about golfing and it was also the time when my grades improved the fastest. My wife started complaining about me spending too much time on golfing though, but I always could find good excuses as it was part of my work.”

After having the crazy golfing time in Dolce Fregate, Goget took his
whole family and moved to the U.S. for work. Even when he lost the excuse of golfing for work, but he could still find a new excuse instead, that was his son. He took his son for golfing every weekend as long as the weather was not extremely bad no matter when. His wife became having no excuse to complain and increasingly his son started falling into golf too, and grades kept improving until becoming the leader of the golf team in the school. however, they would definitely go for a contest between themselves, even 2 meters height son has single, and driver straight go to over 300 yards. as a matter of fact, it’s much more an excuse making for golfing during the vacation than having a contest.

Goget said he likes go golfing in the winter, as there are not many people golfing; he said he likes go golfing in the summer which is the summer in Sanya and also Miami, and the reason is the same. To him, as long as the weather is not extremely bad, any hot or cold weather which both wouldn’t be the obstacles for golfing. His persistence of golfing is well known among all the general managers in the Ritz-Carlton Sanya.

Nevertheless, after 10 years golfing experiences, his grades used to be 85, but now go to 90. He keeps explaining the busy work makes him having no time for practice and causing the grades going down though, for this grade it’s kind of unacceptable by those golf lovers, but to him this grade has made him enjoying the pleasure of the golfing enough already.

Movements for work and plus vacations within the past 10 years, he’s been golfing over 20 countries, and most of the clubs are well known by people, such as the Pebble Beach Golf Club in the U.S; the old course in St. Andrews; Kingsbams; New South Wales in Australia…he’s been to clubs everywhere. Meanwhile, he always remembers what happened over there, such as the 5th hole in the Pebble Beach; the eagle of 328 pounds; the embarrassment of being lost in the old course; the nightmare of the sand…

The most impressive club is not the one of the Top 100. The Dearborn TPC club in the Michigan state of the U.S. is the only one where made his sweetest memories. “Sunday, December 1st 2003, that was the most memorable day in my life. A Par-3 hole of the 180 yards, I was going to use the Iron 4, but my son suggested me using the Iron 5, then I magically made the first hole in one in my life. I treated everyone with Champaign by rule at that moment, until now I still keep that Iron 5, the Titelist ball and the empty Champaign glass at home, even the ball bag tag last time that I
still keep it hung on my ball bag as they are priceless to me.

She is Great

It is a little pity to Goget for failing of making his wife Ruth falling into golf. “Ruth loves sports, tennis, swimming, running those are all her favorite, but when it comes to golf, no matter how I persuade it just never work for her, however, it’s lucky that she doesn’t stop me on golfing.”

Ruth and Goget met 25 years ago at one of the hotels in Florida, “I was doing a training then, and she was the restaurant manager. We were like the love at the first sight and thanks God gave me the opportunity of attending that training.” He keeps saying “she’s great!” whenever he mentions about his wife. It might be seen as a natural expression to others, but, after 25 years marriage that Ruth has been
managing their family so well and which makes him could concentrate on his career, but Ruth had to give up her own career for that and being by his side all the times. Having lived 7 countries, moved 16 times and raised up two excellent children. Goget is really a lucky man by having such a great wife. “I don’t agree on those saying of having golf as the second wife, that’s totally two different things, at least I would never think in that way. I like golfing, but I love my wife more. I would give up golfing for her, it’s just I’ve got no chance to make it happen as Ruth is very much
supportive on my “golf career”.

Goget has taken some time out from golfing in order to return her support. “We like took Nelly (the dog has been being with them for over 10 years already) out for a walk on the beach while we were in Florida. Sanya makes me thinking of those days in Florida, the bright sunshine, the blue sky, the beach, the ocean. Hands in hands with Ruth while Nelly is running around, the time seems going back.” And besides, he would also make some his best dishes for Ruth sometimes. By doing house work together, playing tennis together and driving to uptown for some get away, maybe those are the romantic nature running though the blood of all the French men. In addition to the love and care of Ruth everyday, he will also take a week out from a year spending with Ruth for a peaceful, quiet and romantic vacation. There won’t be any work or golfing but only two of them.

The favorite Sun Valley Hole # 3

His favorite hole used to be the hole # 18 in the Pebble Beach, before he came to China, however, his favorite now has become the hole #3 in the Sun Valley. He explained as the Ritz-Carlton Sanya can be seen while swinging from there to such a big change. “Especially in the early morning, when you look at it through the ocean and those mountains, that feeling is fabulous.” He surely takes you to the place where he thinks as the best place for overlooking the roof of the hotel while he’s giving his exclamation for creating you an atmosphere of the fantasy at the meantime. He didn’t deny of being kind of acting like love me, love my dog as what I described him as by saying “maybe! The Ritz-Carlton is really my favorite and I only wear the
Ritz-Carlton T-shirt when I’m playing golf.” He was smiling while pointing at the logo on his hat and T-shirt. The story between him and the Ritz-Carlton began 10 years ago. “I was the vice president of a hotel group in the Europe managing 6 hotels, but my kids had to go back to the U.S. for school, so I decided moving back to the U.S. and my only thought was getting into the best company in the industry, and then I chose the Ritz-Carlton. It is absolutely a strict process of being selected by the Ritz-Carlton. I went through a QSP of 2 months and a 2 hour telephone interview, being
interviewed by the executive committee personally. Every manager who wants to join the Ritz-Carlton must go through a 6 month GM training program, however, I was honored by passing the test within the only 35 days. Eventually I successfully joined the Ritz-Carlton group as the hotel manager. After that, he proved that the Ritz-Carlton group had made the right choice by showing his performance. Even though the big attack from the 911, he still managed to brought up the revenue of USD 38,000,000 to USD 60,000,000 for the Ritz-Carlton Washington within 4 years and created a big miracle into the company history.

And now, the Ritz-Carlton Sanya has again become a new starting point for Goget. He’s very confident of it; first of all, he’s been in the hotel industry for over 20 years; secondly, he used to live in the south Florida and Miami for over 10 years, there are a lot of similarities between both of the places from the weather to the transportation, so a lot of past experiences can be made use of. “Maybe the thing I’m not used to the most is the golfing environment here, as comparing to the clubs in the U.S. that my knowledge to the golf clubs is limited as the Clear water Bay in Hong Kong and some local clubs in Sanya only. I’ve heard a lot of clubs suggested by friends, but I wouldn’t be able to go when the hotel is not opened, and besides, Ruth is still not really used to it yet since we’ve just got here, so I have to spend some more time with her.”

However, as according to his coworkers that he’s going to accomplish his first golfing dream in China soon, and that is going for golfing at the Mission Hill in Shenzhen as the Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen is opening in the near future. Since he’s attending the opening ceremony for sure, then he’s never going to miss this opportunity
steps away as his personality.

Probably the only aspect of my dad's golfing "career" they didn't mention is the time he was at the driving range and while bending over to tie his shoe, got hit in the face by his best friend's club, mid-swing. He came home with his tail between his legs and a massive black eye. I should really find a picture of that.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Flying Quiche's Whistlestop Tour of London

My two best college buddies were here last week- hence the lack of a "daily" photo- and I think they saw just about as much of London as they could physically handle during their short stay in the capital. Here is a play by play of where I dragged them to:


  • Arrive from Heathrow ridiculously early
  • Walk along Portobello Road
  • Stop into The Travel Book Shop and Books for Cooks
  • Grab a "Spicy Chicken Leg" from the German stall with the mean German cook
  • Grab coffee at Cafe Nero in Notting Hill Gate
  • Take the tube to Tottenham Court Road to go to Forbidden Planet and pick up some unecessary sci-fi toys and comics
  • Walk around Covent Garden
  • Walk to Piccadilly Circus
  • Stop off at Fortnum and Mason's to pick up some chocolate truffles (Strawberry & Champagne wins the taste off)
  • Walk through Green Park to Buckingham Palace


  • Start off with homemade brunch: bacon, hasbrowns, orange muffins with maple syrup, washed down with a mimosa
  • Take a walk around the British Museum- see the Crystal Skull before it becomes too popular
  • Take the tube to Knightsbridge for a walk around Harrods
  • Grab some macarons from Laduree (the same people who provided all the food for Sofia Copolla's Marie Antoinette)
  • Cross Knightsbridge Road into Hyde Park
  • Stroll over to the fountains in the north
  • Walk through Kensington Gardens, stopping off at the Round Pond to see the Queen's Swans
  • End up at Video City in Notting Hill Gate to grab a movie so we can finally stop walking.


  • Walk down Portobello Road (such a good start to the day!)
  • Take the tube to Oxford Circus
  • Stroll through Picaddilly Circus and onwards towards Green Park
  • Stop in at Christie's on King Street for the preview of Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
  • Walk through Green Park to see Buckingham Palace again (not everyone was present last time)
  • Then stroll along the Mall to reach Trafalgar Square and grab lunch at one of the 5 Pret's within shouting distance
  • Take in some art at the National Gallery
  • Walk down Parliament Street to Westminster
  • Take in Parliament, Big Ben, The London Eye and Westminster Abbey at almost sunset
  • Run home for dinner and a change of clothes
  • Take in some jazz at Ronnie Scott's where "students" with a student ID get in for free after 11:30pm


  • Fly to Dublin- because we just don't have enough to do.


  • Forget to wake up
  • Finally get our asses out of bed
  • One last stop at the Travel Book Shop and Books for Cook's
  • Take the tube to South Kensington Station
  • Stroll through Natural History Museum- Taking in the awesome DINOSAUR exhibit
  • Head over to the Victoria & Albert Museum- Find the gallery with all those Winnie the Pooh and Beatrix Potter drawings
  • Walk to the Humming Bird Bakery on Old Brompton Road-Devour a cupcake and slice of Coconut Cheesecake with a latte
  • Head over to Monument Station to meet up with our guide for a Haunted London walk


  • Take the tube to Tower Bridge
  • Try to get tickets for the Tower of London and decide the line is too long and it's too exspensive anyway....
  • Walk around it for free!
  • Eat lunch at Paul sitting at those cute little cafe tables wedged between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge
  • Walk along Tower Bridge- get hailed on- in April
  • Take the tube to Westminster
  • Pop into Westminster Abbey for evensong at 3pm
  • Take the tube to Oxford Circus
  • Take a breather at Leon on Regent Street with a Lemon-Ginger Crunch and Blackberry Quencher
  • Shop your way down Oxford Street to Marble Arch (stopping off at Debenham's, Topshop and Primark)
  • Run home to fix yourself
  • Stay up late at the Tate Modern which is open until 10pm on Fridays

Warp Speed Factor 15, GO!

From: Kris [mailto:xxxxxx@gmail.com]
Sent: 04 April 2008 10:04
To: Claire
Subject: Re: Woohoo!

so fuck,

Apparently I've been watching these star trek episodes in production order and not air date. Fuck, uh. What should I do? Should I keep doing production order or start over? I mean, the episode I watched last night is Production order #3, and air date #10!

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Claire (xxxxxx@something.com) wrote:

that can be classified as a "First World Problem"
From: Kris [mailto:xxxxxx@gmail.com]
Sent: 04 April 2008 10:09
To: Claire
Subject: Re: Woohoo!

Are you saying that people in Burma don't have this problem?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Om Shanti Om

On the Second Day of my Birthday Week my True Love Said to Me: "You can rent any DVD". And thus Kris was introduced to the wonderful world of Bollywood with the bootylicious film: "Om Shanti Om"
The film is an epic love, horror/comedy/sing-a-long music video. The main character Shanti might be the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen.

And the "hero" as they call him, is really goofy, has a really goofy face and has a rocking bod underneath all that 70's inspired plaid. This does not however make him hot. No, not even when they plunk him in a watertank wearing an unbuttoned shirt and spray him with even more water (not that water and an unbuttoned shirt usually do it for me...) Now do me a favor and really take in the picture of the "hero" above before scrolling to see his "rocking bod" below:
There's also a great scene where the hero, clad in a red leather cowboy outfit, kung fu fights a tiger through the street of Paris. God I wish I could link a youtube video for you. Or maybe you should just go rent it. Don't let these 162 minutes of potential joy escape your life.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sylvia at the Royal Opera House

Last year one of my college friends had the ingenious idea to have a Birthday Week. So she spent the entire week having a good time and proclaiming to anyone who would listen that it was her Birthday Week. We made fun of her pretty harshly during that time, but by the end of it I think we all realized that we too wanted a Birthday Week. So this year I kicked off my Birthday Week by going to the Ballet (and yeah, I know- it's not quite like getting free tequila shots at El Charros).

Look at that view! Boyfriend did good with the seats

I coulnd't tell you the last time I went to the ballet. For years I've been begging my mom to take me to see the Rocketts and that has yet to pan out- and it's not even ballet.. so that's as close as I've been since I wore pigtails. But seeing those dancers on the stage last night was completely hypnotic. The music was so soothing and delightful that Kris fell into a trance halfway through the first Act and just about fell alseep. And I don't blame him either because the experience was similar to watching the music visualizer on Itunes: random colorful squiggles that move to the music and all of a sudden make total sense. What didn't make sense was the story, but I really didn't care. I gathered that it probably had something to do with mythological gods... Lots of women warriors with bows and arrows.. and they worshiped a statue... Also there was a couple dressed like goats. I think the main plot revolves around a woman(diety? warrior?) named (and im gonna go ahead and guess here) Sylvia falling in love with this guy, who I could have sworn, she shot in Act I. In Act II she is taken to what I called "The little Aladdin Under the Sea" (which Kris did not find funny) and is held hostage by a vilain who is easily identifiable by his stereotypical villain-mustache. Meanwhile all the guys in this production were wearing the gay-est outfits maybe ever. I mean- look at him! Now don't take offense please- watching these guys jump, no float, about the stage put the biggest grin on my face. But maybe that's because everytime a guy leapt into the air with his arms so gracefully held over his head, my mind made him say "I'm gayer than you aaaaaare!"

But I think this flying Eros really won the imaginary competition in my head. So well done.

And now I give you pictures I took during the 12-20 minute applause where every mildly important dancer came out for an individual bow.